Stomach cancer

We’re all in this for good.

By sharing your stories and data, you will:
  • help each other live better and uncover the best ways to manage your health today
  • help researchers shorten the path to new treatments tomorrow

How much good can your data do? A whole lot, as co-founder Jamie Heywood explains in this video.

What is stomach cancer?

Gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs; particularly the esophagus, lungs, lymph nodes, and the liver. Surgery is the primary treatment modality for stomach cancer.

Common symptoms reported by people with stomach cancer

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
Last updated:

Treatments taken by people with stomach cancer

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Shea butter lotion)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stomach cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Reglan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stomach cancer (1)

Data from patients with stomach cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Compare treatments taken by people with stomach cancer

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Shea butter lotion)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Hospitalization skin thinning
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Aczone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stomach cancer (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Reglan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prilosec)
Perceived effectiveness
for stomach cancer (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
stomach cancer (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with stomach cancer, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
Last updated:

Who has stomach cancer on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 7
30s 19
40s 16
50s 26
60s 19
70+ 10
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 7
30-39 years 4
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 2
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

45% Female
55% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 62
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from stomach cancer patients who have completed their condition history
Last updated: